Am I Too Old for Braces?

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on December 18, 2017

No one is ever too old to attain a beautiful, straight smile! According to Dr. Wayne Sutton, there is no upper age limit for braces. In fact, adults make up a significant portion of his orthodontic patients, and they achieve exceptional results.

Nowadays, adults seeking orthodontic treatment have more options than ever. Modern braces are less obtrusive than they used to be, and tooth-colored brackets and wires can be used so the braces are less noticeable. Dr. Sutton also offers a unique alternative to braces, known as the ClearCorrect system, which delivers excellent results using plastic tooth aligners.

Read on as Dr. Sutton shares the details of ClearCorrect treatment.

A Discreet, Comfortable Orthodontic Option for Adults

Many adults are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing metal or tooth-colored braces in their professional and everyday lives, and are looking for a more discreet treatment option than braces.

ClearCorrect tooth aligners are clear, thin and won’t attract the attention of colleagues and friends. They are easily removable for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing; they are also lightweight and very comfortable. ClearCorrect aligners won’t impede your speech or limit what you can and cannot eat. ClearCorrect is extremely popular among our adult orthodontic patients!

How Long Will I Need to Wear My ClearCorrect Aligners?

When you begin treatment with the ClearCorrect system, you will receive a set of upper and lower aligners. You should wear them for 22 hours per day, every day, to see the best and fastest results. You will replace your aligners with the subsequent set approximately every two weeks. The aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position and alignment.

The total treatment time depends on the complexity of your specific case. ClearCorrect patients usually complete treatment in approximately one to two years. The result is a gorgeous smile you can enjoy for the rest of your life.

Learn More about ClearCorrect

To learn more about your orthodontic treatment options, including the unique benefits of the ClearCorrect system, please book a consultation with Dr. Sutton. Call (707) 585-2555 or send us an email today to request your appointment.